Husk, Charleston, SC
We were excited to be having dinner at Husk with friends. One of our favorite restaurants in the city is McCrady’s where Sean Brock is also the chef. I was thrilled to see as reported by the Post and Courier that opening night was like a well-oiled machine, as there are usually a few speed bumps with a new restaurant opening.
Halls Chophouse, Charleston, SC
There is only one word that could describe our recent dining experience at Halls Chophouse – perfect! In an era where great service and unbelievable food seems hard to find, at Halls Chophouse it is plentiful.
Eurasia, Mt. Pleasant, SC
I love it when I’m pleasantly surprised by a dining experience. As cliché as it may sound it does make me stop and say, “Wow, that was something!” Such was the case at Eurasia the other night.......
Graze, Mt. Pleasant, SC
An Unexpected Hidden Jewel! On a quick trip to Staples in the Whole Foods Plaza in Mt. Pleasant I noticed activity from a long since vacant restaurant Coco’s. I peeked in to see a welcoming, contemporary restaurant with a fairly busy lunch crowd and decided to investigate a little more.
FIG – Three letters that spell a near perfect dining experience.
I had no knowledge of FIG only that another neighbor challenged me on my blog saying that FIG was by far the best restaurant in Charleston, and that the chef was a James Beard Award winner and why hadn’t I gone there? I can also say that prior attempts to make reservations were difficult.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
|Counter Overlooking Oven|
|Monza Chopped Salad|
We gave Monza 5 out of a possible 5 plates!
Friday, February 18, 2011
|Short Rib Ravioli|
|Veal Osso Bucco|
Thursday, February 10, 2011
We arrived for lunch a few minutes before noon. The restaurant is rather small, but warm and inviting.
A friend had recommended the restaurant saying they serve “high end” pub food and many high quality craft and import beers. Had she not had said that we would never have known this, as this was not our experience.
We were seated in a dining area that abutted a small room that was hosting a networking group. There was one other table in the dining room and a couple at the bar.
Our server quickly greeted us and explained the day’s special. We read through the menu as we listened to the din of the networking group. We quickly placed our order.
We then waited, and waited, and waited for lunch. I understand that a small business would like to cater to a networking group, but on the days that it hosts it, the regular patrons should also be considered.
We waited 35 minutes for lunch. Bear in mind that other than the networking group of about 15, there were six customers in the restaurant.
I’m OK waiting for lunch, but when it arrives after all that time, it should be great.
The California burger (Monterey Jack cheese, apple wood smoked bacon, avocado, sprouts, tomato and creamy Dijon had great potential but it was served well done versus the medium temp that was requested.
My Southwestern salad (Field greens, chicken apple wood smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, egg, tomato, avocado and Dijon vinaigrette), was beyond bland. I asked for more dressing hoping it would help, but it didn’t. Although the greens were fresh and crisp the salad had ZERO flavor. I know that it may seem hard to believe, given the list of ingredients, but it’s true.
We tried to visit the Public House on a Friday evening and it was packed, so obviously it has a following - just not these two followers.
We gave the Coleman Public House 2 out of a possible 5 plates.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The restaurant is painted a bright yellow and adorned with Parisian landmarks. We found it to be both warm and welcoming.
The disappointment, unfortunately, were the French fries or Friets as they call them. Billed as potatoes imported from Belgium and “twice fried” for crispness, ours did not fit the bill. They were not served in the unique cone that we saw, but rather placed in one of our plates with the half pita, lukewarm and mushy - very disappointing. And they were $6.25, which think is a bit steep for friets.
|1/2 Falafel & Lg Friets|
We gave Patat Spot 3 out of a possible 5 plates.
Patat Spot On YouTube
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
|BBQ Ranch Chicken Special|
|Turkey Chili &|
She really did a nice job apologizing, offering me a different lunch option – anything that I would have liked. But THEN she did something that was really unnecessary, and to me, somewhat over the top. She comp’d my sandwich AND she gave us a gift card to come back. Often times when a meal is bad the manager will comp an item but I’ve never had a manager give us a gift card to insure we came back and gave them another try. What a great recovery!
We gave Mosaic 2 out of a possible 5 plates.